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Friday Locks Week 5 | Mountaineers Take To The Road

M. Hofeld

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Last week wasn’t quite as disastrous as the week before but there’s no doubting our amateur status when it comes to predicting games against the spread. Regardless, we’re taking another stab at it yet again.

Friday Locks Week 4 Results
Name Last Week Overall
Matt 1-1-1 7-4-1
Zack 1-2 7-5
Craig 1-2 4-7-1
Rich 1-2 4-7

Zack
Baylor at Oklahoma (-23.5) – After a narrow victory in overtime against Army last weekend, the Sooners are undoubtedly ready to show that they still own a spot in the College Football Playoff conversation. For the first time in a couple years, I actually kind of feel bad for Baylor.

Virginia Tech (+4.5) at Duke – An embarrassing loss to Old Dominion last weekend by the Hokies means bad news for the Blue Devils. Duke has looked decent lately, but that’s not going to be enough to win this game.

Stanford (+5.5) at Notre Dame – Bryce Love has exactly had eye-popping stats so far this season, but he will be the difference-maker in this matchup. The Fighting Irish are overrated, and Saturday will show that.

Craig
Texas Tech (+3.5) Vs. West Virginia – We get to find out just how good Texas Tech is this weekend. The Red Raiders are the underdog against the Mountaineers. This is perfect for me because I see Texas Tech spoiling West Virginia’s season on Saturday.

LSU (-10.5) Vs. Ole Miss  – The only reasonable explanation for the Tigers only being a 10.5 favorite is that they are on the road. LSU is a solid team, and Ole Miss most definitely isn’t. I have the Tigers winning big this weekend.

Ohio State -3.5 at Penn State – Urban Meyer is finally back with the Buckeyes and it couldn’t have come at a better time. This will no doubt be the best game of the weekend. I believe Ohio State will pull this one out by a touchdown.

Rich
Texas (-9) vs Kansas State – The Longhorns are one of the hottest teams in college football right now. Rebounding after a loss to Maryland, this program is finally beginning to live up to the talent potential. If Kansas State cannot find an offense, UT will run away with this one.

Ohio State (-3.5) vs Penn State – At this current point in time, the Buckeyes appear to be a dominant team — not an elite team. With Urban Meyer back at the helm, this program may join the ranks of the elite. We’ll see on Saturday but I believe they are easily a touchdown better than PSU.

Ole Miss (+12) vs LSU – After struggling through a contest with Louisiana Tech, I’m not sold on the Tigers. The Rebels only loss comes at the hands of Bama. It the offense continues to post big numbers, Ole Miss can easily cover the gap.

Matt

Syracuse (+25.5) at Clemson – It’s been a rough week for the Tigers but I don’t see an upset brewing here. I do, however, see enough distraction for Syracuse to keep it within 26 points. The Orange are averaging nearly 50 points per game. They’ll keep this interesting early on.

West Virginia (-3.5) at Texas Tech – There are so many questions here. How good of a road team is West Virginia? Can the Tech defense duplicate what we saw last week against Oklahoma State? This is going to be a fun game! I’ll take the Mountaineers and the points here.

Stanford (+5.5) at Notre Dame – I like the Cardinal here soley on the fact that they’re a proven team. Wins in big games against USC and Oregon have them ready for South Bend. You’ve got a Heisman caliber running back against a newly installed quarterback. The wrong team is favored here.

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